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Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on June 02, 2017, 09:49 AM:
There are many technical topics that we've covered (time & again), so I believe it would be very useful to start an index of those you find to be the most informative. Please post the links here to your favorites and I will create an index with a number of categories (Film Cleaning, Projector Repair, etc.). Please use the "URL" button to give your link a title. That way I can simply copy & paste the topic into the index. After your link has been added, I will delete the posts to keep this thread concise. Tech topics & equipment reviews only, please!

Cameras - Super 8mm

Bolex 155 Macrozoom

Film Cleaning

Product Review: Film-O-Clean

Film Stock
Orange/Brown Splotches On Film
Vinegar Syndrome: Understanding Different Types

Projectors - Super 8mm

Lubricating Projectors
Measuring the Frame Rate of a Projector
Opening & Cleaning Elmo Lenses
DIY Sheet Metal Lamp Holder


Dutch Test Report for Beaulieu 708 EL Projectors
Beaulieu 708 EL Motor Belt
Beaulieu 708 EL Modifications
Beaulieu Monitoring Head
Beaulieu 708 EL Line Out Cable
Beaulieu 708 EL New Spool Spindles
Beaulieu 708 EL Film Gate Cleaning
Replacing Beaulieu 708 EL Arm Friction Washer
Beaulieu 708 HTI Audio
Vibrations on Beaulieu 708 EL Stereo
Beaulieu 708 Needs Repair
Solution to Taylor Reels and Beaulieu Hubs
Embedding of "Frequencemeter/Speedometer"
Plastic Spindle for Beaulieu 708EL Take-Up Reel
HTI Question to Beaulieu Owners
Beaulieu 708 Power Capacitor Replacement
Upgrading Beaulieu 708 Claw & Motor
Beaulieu: Fast & Easy Speeds Pre-Set Procedure

Bell & Howell

Bell & Howell Super 8 Spindle Adapter Replacement via 3D Printer
Supply Reel Repair Film Looping - B&H 10MS + Similar Projectors
Replacing Claw on Bell & Howell 11XJ or Bell & Howell 10MS
Threading a Bell & Howell MX33 Projector
Bell & Howell Lumina MX33 Back Cover Removal
DIY Belt for Bell & Howell MX33 and Lumina Series Projectors
Bell & Howell 33ST Take-up Belt/Gear Won't Turn
Threading a Bell & Howell 456 and similar projectors
Replacing Motor Belt on Bell & Howell Soundstar 11XJ
Bell & Howell DJL to Halogen Bulb Conversion
DJL Incandescent to ESD Halogen Conversion in a B&H Filmosonic/DIY Sheet Metal Lamp Holder


Bolex 18-5 Test Report
Bolex 18-5L - DIY Lamp Conversion + Power Cord Replacement
Bolex 18-5 Standard 8mm Halogen Lamp Conversion
Review: Bolex SM80 Electronic
Bolex SM 80- Cleaning Sound head

Braun Visacustic

Report on Braun Visacustic 1000 Stereo
Braun Visacustic 2000 replacement worm gear


Chinon Replacement Power Cord


Opening & Cleaning Elmo Lenses
Elmo FP-A Won't Turn On
Quartz Halogen Lamp to MR16 Halogen Conversion - GAF / Elmo FP Series
Elmo K110SM Reel Slippage
Elmo GS-1200 Test Report
Dutch Test Report for Elmo GS-1200
Replacing GS-1200 Recording Capacitor
Pulse syncing a GS-1200 with a PC
Quieting a noisy first sprocket in GS-1200
GS-1200 film wear at entrance of sound head fix
GS-1200 Take Up Reel Problem Solved!
Cleaning GS-1200 Motors
Replacing & Improving Elmo Lamp Socket
Audio Buzz from an Elmo ST-800
Elmo ST-800 Low Sound Solution
Elmo ST-800 Belt Replacement
Restoring the Rubber Shutter Wheel Surface on Elmo ST-1200
EFR Bulb Won't Fit in Elmo ST-1200HD
Elmo ST-1200 Rewinding Issue
Repaired: Elmo ST-1200 One Way Wheel for Take-up Arm
Elmo ST-1200 Delay in Motor Starting
Elmo ST-1200HD M: Film Counter Belt Repair
Elmo ST1200HD: Replacing Shutter & Pulley
Elmo ST1200HD M: No Sound


Emdeko EM9000 Bulb Conversion


Eumig 800 Series - Cleaning Sound Head
Eumig 800 Series - Top Sprocket Slipping (Top loop loss)
Eumig 810D Selector Switch Knob Repair
Eumig 822 Movie Maker Test Report (Off-Site Download)
Eumig S824 Sonomatic Test Report
Eumig 824 Sprocket Storage
Eumig (& GS) Hum
Replacing Eumig 900 Series Main Switch
Eumig 900 Series Fixes and Tips
Eumig 900 Series - Worm Gear Replacement
Eumig S938 Stereo Test Report


GAF 3000S Questions
Quartz Halogen Lamp to MR16 Halogen Conversion - GAF


Substitute Keystone K-109 Power Cord


Adjusting the Frame on the Moviedeck 465


Sankyo Sound 600 Motor Problems Repair
Sankyo 600 Micro Switch and Speed Board Testing & Replacement
Sankyo Stereo 800 Review
Sankyo 1000 / 2000H / ST800 - Adjusting Claw
Sankyo Dualux 1000 Image Vignetting
How to Change Belt on Sankyo 1000
Sankyo 2000H - Belt Replacement
Sankyo 2000H - Removing/Cleaning Heatsink Glass

Projectors - 9.5mm


A New LED Bulb for My Pathe Baby
New Owner of a Pathe Baby
SOLVED: Pathe Baby Takeup Chamber winding film too tightly
12v Halogen lamp Conversion of 9.5mm Pathescope Ace
12v Halogen lamp conversion of 9.5mm Pathe Baby

Projectors - 16mm


Noisy Elmo 16CL - Worm gear issue?
Adapter to use B&H lens as wide angle lens on ELMO 16MM projector
Elmo 16CL Need help replacing Tilting Leg Assy
Elmo 16CL Sound Problem - Fixed


Prevent Reels From Bending or Braking During Shipping
DIY Transfer Film on Cores to Reels
Expanding Too Narrow Spools/Reels.

(Screens, Audio, Color Filters, etc.)

Building An Outdoor Screen Setup
Colored Filters for Faded Prints
Product Review: Color Rebalance Filter
Adding an Audio Mixer Panel
Hookup from a Projector to a Stereo Amplifier
Sound Amplification
Crate Amp Sound System
Recording Stereo Audio onto Super 8mm from DVD/Laserdisc


How to use a Kodak Presstape Splicer
How to use a Film Cement Splicer
Bell & Howell 16mm Editor/Viewer Lamp Replacement

Transferring Film to Digital/Telecine

Film to Digital Transfer
Realtime Telecine Boxes vs. Ground Glass and Mirror
16mm Telecine with Bell and Howell 2585
DIY Digital Transfer - off gate using 16mm lens
Telecine Elmo 16-CL Screen Flicker?
Review: Wolverine Reels2Digital MovieMaker

Websites with Tech Info

Super 8 Data
Synchronize a Projector to a 25 fps Camcorder

[ October 15, 2019, 06:08 PM: Message edited by: Douglas Meltzer ]
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on June 04, 2017, 10:39 AM:
Wow! Great topics!

I've started putting them together...

This is a lot of work, however I think it well help many members.

Here's what can be done to make this a bit easier....for me! Please use the "URL" button to give your link a title. That way I can simply copy & paste the topic into the index.

As you can see, I've deleted each post in this thread after adding them to the index.

We're off to a terrific start!








[ June 04, 2017, 01:42 PM: Message edited by: Douglas Meltzer ]
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on July 07, 2017, 09:33 AM:
Dear Doug,
In trying to help with the index, i have discovered a small anomaly.
What it is is that there are several GREAT potential index entries, but the subject matter is scattered throughout a few threads.
As an example, one needed entry at some point is "Vinegar Smell Syndrome and what to Do"....There is not one good thread that answers but perhaps several threads. Not all the info in each thread is index appropriate perhaps, but pieces are.
Maybe in cases like this, a new 'Master' thread could be made which links to the other appropriate threads...
I hope what i am saying makes sense.
Additionally, perhaps at some point we can arrange the index alphabetically so we can find entries faster(once it grows bigger).
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on July 09, 2017, 01:20 PM:
I've added a category for technical websites.

As to Matthew's point, there is a way to create a link to a relevant section that is part of a longer thread. If you copy and paste a sentence from that post and place it in the Forum's search engine, it will create a link to that exact post, as opposed to the top of the thread. If there's any difficulty, please leave a link to the entire thread and let me know which number reply you think should be included in the index.

The categories in the index are now arranged alphabetically. The listings in each category might be done so in the future.

Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on July 06, 2019, 10:43 AM:
The index has been updated. Thanks for all the Tech Topic contributions. I look forward to the next group!

Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on August 16, 2019, 02:40 PM:
Emdeko EM9000 Bulb Conversion
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on August 16, 2019, 04:09 PM:

Done. Thank you!

Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on October 20, 2019, 10:47 PM:
GS1200 FAN MOTOR INDUCTORS;f=1;t=013119
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on October 23, 2019, 11:17 PM:
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on October 24, 2019, 03:57 PM:
One of the simplest things I've ever built:

Getting Line Level Audio from a Kodak Pageant

-but just like a hammer or a spoon, it does the job!
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 11, 2019, 09:25 AM:

I found this quite well done video review of the Bolex 18-5 on youtube. Definitely worth watching for anyone interested in this machine:
Posted by Rodney Bourke (Member # 1646) on November 30, 2019, 07:43 AM:

Global Super 8 Day 2020 - WORLD

Home Movie Day - WORLD


The 8 Fest Small-Gauge Film Festival - CANADA

Artifact Small-Format Film Festival - CANADA

Straight 8 - UK

Schmalfilmtage - GERMANY

Curta 8 Super 8 Film Festival - BRAZIL

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